(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—
designated postal operator means a postal operator that is designated, pursuant to section 48, as a postal administration for New Zealand
foreign country means any country other than New Zealand
(b) includes an envelope, packet, package, or wrapper containing such a communication, document, or article
Minister means, subject to any enactment, the Minister of the Crown who, under the authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act
Ministry means, subject to any enactment, the department of State that, with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act
postage stamp means an adhesive label, or a mark or design, that is affixed to or impressed or printed on stationery to indicate payment of the fee chargeable for the carriage of a postal article
postal article means a letter, parcel, or other article that has been posted and has not been delivered; and includes—
postal identifier, in relation to a postal operator, means any name, logo, mark, or design—
postal operator means a person for the time being registered as a postal operator under this Act
postal outlet means any building, house, room, vehicle, or place where, under the control of a postal operator, postal articles are received or delivered, or where they are sorted, made up, or dispatched
public letterbox means any receptacle that is provided by a postal operator for the purpose of receipt of postal articles for conveyance by that postal operator
register means the register of postal operators maintained under section 32
Secretary means the chief executive of the Ministry
specified offence means—
(d) an offence against the law of any foreign country, where the offence consists of or includes conduct that, if it occurred in New Zealand, would be an offence referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (c)
subsidiary has the same meaning as in sections 5 and 6 of the Companies Act 1993
working day means any day of the week other than—
(a) Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Labour Day, the Sovereign's birthday, and Waitangi Day; and
(2) An article is taken to have been posted when, for the purpose of being conveyed or delivered by a postal operator, it has been put into a public letterbox, or delivered at a postal outlet, or accepted for the purpose of being conveyed by post by an employee or agent of a postal operator in the course of his or her duty or authority.
(3) A postal article is taken to be delivered to the addressee when it is delivered by a postal operator at the addressee's house or office, or into the addressee's letterbox or rural delivery box, or into the proper private box at a postal outlet, or to the addressee's employee or agent or other person considered to be authorised to receive the article, or according to the usual manner of delivering postal articles to the addressee.
(5) A reference in this Act to the law of a foreign country includes a reference to the law of a part of, or the law in force in a part of, the country.